About Mount Frissell
This trailhead will take visitors to the beginning of a strenuous hiking trail toward scenic views and the summit of Mount Frissell. The pathway starts on a steady incline, passing through fern meadows and dense forests. But, suddenly, it begins climbing a steep, scrambly slope. This section of the trail is long and rocky, excellent for experienced hikers looking for a challenge.
After climbing this initial scramble, visitors will suddenly arrive at the top of Round Mountain. With its open rock faces, this peak offers expansive scenic views of the Berkshires. Then, beyond this mountain, visitors will quickly descend into a ravine and arrive at another upward scramble. This steep section is arduous, but it will eventually bring visitors to the top of Mount Frissell.
Soon after Mount Frissell, heading south, the trail will reach the highest point in Connecticut. Just before the highest point, visitors will access another overlook of the surrounding mountains. When the weather cools, this outlook showcases the oranges and yellows of Western Massachusetts fall foliage.
Continuing on the trail, hikers will arrive at the tri-state border and the South Taconic Trail. There is a small parking lot, with limited space for Mount Frissell on East Road, just before the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. Please be respectful of the roadside parking posted signs.